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Abwehr

Abwehr  

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(Ger.: Abwehr, defence),the German intelligence and counter-intelligence service, 1920–45. The Abwehr served several political masters, being founded, against the spirit of the Versailles Treaty, in ...
Agency Africa

Agency Africa  

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Franco-Polish intelligence network which was also known as Agency Rygor after its leader, Major (later Maj-General) Rygor Slowikowski, who escaped to France after the end of the Polish campaign in ...
Allied Intelligence Bureau

Allied Intelligence Bureau  

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(AIB).Established at Brisbane, Australia, in July 1942 this co-ordinated all Allied intelligence services in MacArthur'sSouth-West Pacific Area. Its controller was an Australian officer, Col. C. ...
Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park  

Near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, during the Second World War the centre of British codebreaking activity, where the Enigma code was broken, and the computer Colossus used.
British Security Co-ordination

British Security Co-ordination  

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Intelligence organization established in New York in August 1940 by the Canadian-born William Stephenson. In its early days it represented MI6 and SOE in the western hemisphere, and, until 1943 ...
Bureau Central de Rensignements et d'Action

Bureau Central de Rensignements et d'Action  

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(BCRA)(Central Bureau of Information and Action) was the intelligence service of de Gaulle and the Free French, formed in January 1942 and headed by André Dewavrin alias Colonel Passy. ...
Coastwatchers

Coastwatchers  

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Were used by both sides to report on the movement of their opponent's shipping. By far the best known were those raised by the Royal Australian Navy after the First ...
Englandspiel

Englandspiel  

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(Spiel, game), codename for German Sicherheitsdienst (see RSHA) counter-intelligence operation, called NORDPOL (North Pole) by the Abwehr, which, between March 1942 and November 1943, deluded SOE ...
government-in-exile

government-in-exile  

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N.A government established outside its territorial jurisdiction. Following the German defeat of Poland in 1939, the Polish government transferred its operations to London and thereby became a ...
Henri Déricourt

Henri Déricourt  

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(1909–62),French airman, pre-war V-man for the Nazi security service, the Sicherheitsdient or SD (see RSHA). He may then have been recruited by MI6, which knew of his SD connection ...

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